Installing the GNU-Emacs text editor under Windows could not be simpler:
- Uncompress all files in a directory
- Run the
But there is still a little improvement to add if you want additional comfort. Everywhere I install this program, I want to ensure that I can open any file with GNU-Emacs just by right-clicking on it (with an additional Emacs edit entry in the menu).
I add an entry in the registry database by running a file containing:
REGEDIT4 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\open] @="Emacs" [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\open\command] @="\\bin\\emacs-20.7\\bin\\runemacs.exe \"%1\""
The file is ready to use: emacs.reg (but I guess that you would prefer to modify the installation path to adapt to your own GNU-Emacs installation directory – for me it was in